UNIVERSAL PICKING TECHNIQUE METHOD BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Guitarist and educator Steve Trovato and SharkTooth Crossover Pick inventor Greg M. Atkin have completed the long awaited Universal Picking Technique method project. The combination book, CD & SharkTooth Crossover Pick is now available directly from Strum-N-Comfort Picking Systems.
CUSTOM PRO CROSSOVER PICKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM STRUM-N-COMFORT DIRECT!
The Custom Pro Crossover Pick series feature hand shaped and optimized picking tips. Each custom pick comes with a handy two pocket carry pouch.
There are two unique Pro designs to choose from. They are, the Les Wise Pro and the Greg M Atkin Pro. Both of the new Pro Crossover Picks in the series utilize the same sturdy Nylon strap system used by the Kodiak standard Crossover Picks.
Here is a great sounding example of how great artists are using the Crossover Picks in performance. Notice the versatility that Pi demonstrates in her right hand technique. The bass notes are also more balanced and project well in the song called "New Shoes" by Pi Jacobs.
Pi Jacobs is an LA based singer and songwriter
SharkTooth Crossover Pick user Jocelyn Celaya (known as "Radical Classical") plays her composition "String Theory" for Strum-N-Comfort in new video. Jocelyn Celaya "Radical Classical" is a virtuoso guitarist/vocalist that resides in the border towns of San Diego, CA. and Rosarito, Mexico.
Keeping the foundation of traditional classical techniques, Radical Classical contains heavy bass lines, speedy leads, and multi-dimensional melodies accompanied by strong vocals and lyrics. With the release of three albums entitled "Mosaic Jungle," "String Theory," and the newest self-titled "Radical Classical," this young lady has performed and headlined at locations ranging from conservatories and arts theaters, to Christian venues and ministry tours, to conventional outlets and underground metal festivals both nationally and internationally.
Radical Classical music has been featured in television shows, independent films, magazines, radio stations, and has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association International, Association of Finger-style Guitarists, and has been placed on the Official Ballot for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy Awards) under the categories of "Best Pop Vocal Performance" (2007&2008), "Best Pop Instrumental Album of the Year"(2007 & 2008),"Best New Artist" (2007), "Best Pop Instrumental Performance" (2008), and "Best Album of the Year" (2008).
Radical Classical's unique style is bringing life back into sales of classical guitars, and companies have solicited her assistance in sharing the gift of their sweet sound to ever-growing audiences. She has been involved in several productions of new Radical Classical guitars to revolutionize the instrument and genre. Being a proud owner of Fender classical guitars, she is graciously endorsed by world class companies such as Fender Guitars, Inc., Guild Guitars, Strum-N-Comfort Crossover Picks, & La Bella Strings and L. R. Baggs.
Radical Classical has had the honor of performing for and/or worked with distinguished and diverse listeners that include the world famous Romero's Family, P.O.D., Switch Foot, Pearl Jam, Tony Moore (The Cutting Crew), Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden), Noah Henson (Pillar) and many others.
Watch Radical Classical close up on Youtube... activate the link above to see and hear Jocelyn Celaya demonstrate Radical Classical and the SharkTooth Crossover Pick...
Learn much more about Radical Classical by visiting her web site:
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SharkTooth and Kodiak are powerful Crossover picks designed by guitarists for guitarists. The comfortable picks are designed to enable "Universal Picking Technique?. The fully adjustable pick gives you total control over the pick tension, tip depth, and 3D picking angles.The Crossover pick is a great teaching tool and is embraced by educators and pro players alike.
SPECIAL OFFER! Buy any two of the Crossover Pick models and get a heart shaped natural stone guitar pick free. The stone pick is an $8.00 value. Call 714-663-0071 to get the free stone pick. Ask for Greg.
YouTube Pick of the month!
Check out Australian guitarist and Crossover Pick user Milton Sofoulis in this very creative three guitar rendition of the classic bluegrass tune Blackberry Blossom. Click on the link below:
Sweet Band bass player Steve Priest at the Whiskey in Hollywood
Steve Priest of The Sweet Band Adopts the SharkTooth Crossover Pick!
The newly reformed Sweet Band kicked off their International tour in June 2008 with a concert at the famed Whiskey club in Hollywood, CA. The Sweet Band is best known for their mega-hits "Fox on the Run", "Love is like Oxygen" and the ever popular "Ballroom Blitz".
Sweet Band bassist Steve Priest using the SharkTooth Crossover Pick
See The Sweet Band, Live! In America CD review in the February 2011 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine. On newsstands now!
Steve Priest is the original bass player and singer for the Sweet Band. Steve is using the SharkTooth Crossover Pick system for most of the bands arrangements. Steve says, "The SharkTooth Crossover Pick has helped the way I play bass".
Steve substitutes the Kodiak (0.8mm) medium gage polymer flat pick for improved durability on bass guitar. The tone, pick attack & durability, the comfort and less fatigue are all benefits of the new Crossover Pick system. In addition, Steve applies Universal Technique in terms of right hand versatility.
Get the new Sweet Band "Live" CD now!
You must hear the new arrangement of "Love is like Oxygen" from the new CD. It is fantastic!
Over 3200 vintage or custom guitars are featured at VintageandRare.com. I highly recommend that you visit this site and view the guitar section. VintageandRare.com is the largest site of its kind on the web in Europe.
Follow the link above and feast your eyes on thousands of vintage and custom guitars from builders world wide.
“This is one of the most functional Crossover Picks out there! I spend less time thinking about technique and more time making music.”
Tim Thompson – 2008 Winfield National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and Nashville based studio guitarist & composer
Watch Tim play with the Kodiak Crossover Pick on youtube now! Click on the link below.
Pete Steinberg, Ric Ickard and Joe Diorio at afg.org event
The Magic Pick
Jazz Great Joe Diorio is a fan of the new semi-precious stone pick from Stum-N-Comfort.
"I have been searching all of my life for the magic guitar pick. I have now found it in this heart shaped semi-precious stone pick from Strum-N-Comfort."
Legendary Jazz guitarist and highly respected educator
Semi-precious heart shaped stone guitar picks
Magic Pick Stone Guitar Picks
Magic Picks are beautiful heart shaped semi-precious stone guitar picks. The stone picks are hand made from agate, black onyx and other silicate based materials. There are ten different stone colors and types to choose from. The stone picks come engraved with a Celtic Cross, a Dove, a Shark and Kodiak Bear image. The engraved images also enhance the players grip during play.
The stone picks are also available with no engraved image on the surface.
As a guitar pick, the asymmetrical shape, a thumb indent on one surface and the 1.0mm beveled picking tip combine to make the stone pick an ideal flat picking practice tool.
The high density material is very hard and offers little friction on the string. The glassy tone on the high strings and the warm bass string sounds are a hallmark of the pick.
Many professional guitar teachers recommend these picks to their student to help them develop fine finger muscle control.
The retail price for each stone pick $8.00.
Click on the photo or the Magic Pick navigation link on the left side of this page to learn more.
PROFESSIONAL PLAYER OBSERVATIONS
"I enjoy playing a variety of music styles and techniques on guitar. However, blending these techniques has always been a challenge.
The SharkTooth Crossover Pick is like the missing link and I am very glad to have discovered the pick at last!"
NOTE: Guitarist Dick Eliot has an awesome musical history and is now working on a new engineering design for the Hybrid model of the SharkTooth Crossover pick. Watch for much more creative music from Dick Eliot.
See Dick play with the Crossover pick on youtube! Click on the following link.
"The SharkTooth flat pick is such a versatile pick. Its unique grip allows me to move very easily between hybrid picking and sweep picking. It also produces the 'bite' when I need it for more funky articulations.
It is the only flat pick I've found so far that has improved my tone on guitar.
The rounded, dark tone of the 1.5mm has enhanced my Jazz sound.
Thanks for a great product."
Mageshen Naidoo Director, Centre for Jazz & Popular Music University of KwaZulu Natal Durban, South Africa
Virtuoso Guitarist Dick Eliot
Watch this very entertaining video featuring noted author, folklorist and musician Dr. Chris Grooms of Collin College in Texas.
Dr. Groom's web site is really cool place for all things Celtic. He is a very innovative user of the SharkTooth Traditional picking system where a vaiety of flat picks are combined with the thumb sleeve.
"I am now a lifetime user of your great product. Always had trouble keeping thumbpicks on. The Sharktooth solves my problem AND doesn't make my thumb sore either after an entire picking session".
The John Pisano Guitar Night Jazz Calendar collection makes a great gift for the Jazz guitarist in your life. The perpetual calendar features a set of fine art photos taken by Jazz photographer Bob Barry.
The gift collection also includes a semi-precious heart shaped guitar pick and the Best of Guitar College DVD magazine. The DVD features many interviews with professional guitarists around the country, concert footage of Guitar Night at Spazio in Sherman Oaks, CA and a personal interview with guitarist John Pisano. Much more musical entertainment is to be found on the DVD.
Click on the image below in order to purchase the calendar collection at the Artisan StudioWorks web site.
Thanks for visiting!
Greg M. Atkin
View all of the Magic Pick related jewelry by clicking on the image above!
The Magic Stone Pick Project
Magic Picks are heart shaped semi-precious stone guitar picks that are made to exacting specifications. The stone picks are also designed to mount into a beautiful Silver colored -Rhodium plated- pendant and locket. Several other stone pendant configurations are also available that use the unique Peace Pick design.
They make a great gift for Christmas, Valentines Day and birthdays!
The Magic Pick is not only a highly functional stringed instrument pick, it is comforting to look at or to just hold in the hand. Jewelry lovers get an additional benefit when the pick is mounted in the beautiful silver colored locket/pendant and worn for all to enjoy.
Thank you for your visit.
Greg M. Atkin
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